Tag: Controlled Substances Act

  • Farmers Are Planting the First Commercial Hemp Crops since 1970

    Farmers Are Planting the First Commercial Hemp Crops since 1970

    July 23rd, 2014 – Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, commercial grade hemp has been considered a controlled substance by the U.S. government alongside its cousin, marijuana. However, hemp contains only the smallest amount of THC, the psychoactive component that makes marijuana a recreational drug. Instead, commercial grade hemp is a…

  • Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for California’s Budget?

    Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for California’s Budget?

    December 3, 2009 – Marijuana is California’s largest agricultural commodity with $14 billion in sales yearly, distancing itself from the state’s second largest—milk and cream—which bring in $7.3 billion a year. But California’s coffers only receive a fraction of the marijuana sales, $200 million coming from the sale of medical marijuana. That could all change…

  • The Facts About Medical Marijuana

    November 29, 2009 – Marijuana used for medicinal purposes has a history that dates back all the way until 2737 BC. The issue of Marijuana being used as medicine has been a long debated topic where people have been fighting for both sides and very little has been accomplished. People such as politicians have been…

  • Support for Legalizing Marijuana Grows Rapidly around U.S.

    November 23, 2009 – The same day they rejected a gay marriage ballot measure, residents of Maine voted overwhelmingly to allow the sale of medical marijuana over the counter at state-licensed dispensaries. Later in the month, the American Medical Association reversed a longtime position and urged the federal government to remove marijuana from Schedule One…

  • Taxing Marijuana-How the The Tax, Regulate and Control Cannabis Act of 2010 Works

    Taxing Marijuana-How the The Tax, Regulate and Control Cannabis Act of 2010 Works

    July 30, 2009 – California voters may soon get a chance to weigh in on whether marijuana should be legalized and taxed by the state. If enacted, this may help the state’s budget by providing revenue from a brand new source, while also freeing up money that previously went to enforcement efforts against marijuana growing.…

  • Yum! Hemp Seeds For Victory!

    Yum! Hemp Seeds For Victory!

    Hemp seeds are in the news today – recent research has shown that hemp seeds are a “superfood,” meaning they’re chock-full of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. They’re also a good source of fiber and vitamin E. Did you know that the Oregon House of Representatives recently passed a bill that cleared the way…

  • Allow American Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

    Allow American Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

    June 16th, 2009 – Industrial hemp varieties of Cannabis, also referred to as industrial hemp, fiber, or non-drug hemp, should not be confused with marijuana. Industrial hemp and marijuana are genetically distinct varieties of Cannabis, much like a St. Bernard and a Chihuahua are very different breeds of dogs. Despite easily discernable and widely accepted…

  • Medical Marijuana: Review and Analysis of Federal and State Policies

    Medical Marijuana: Review and Analysis of Federal and State Policies (PDF; 920 KB)Source: Congressional Research Service (via FAS/Secrecy News) June 8th, 2009 – The issue before Congress is whether to continue the federal prosecution of medical marijuana patients and their providers, in accordance with the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), or whether to relax federal…

  • FBI Director Gets Humiliated Trying to Defend Marijuana Prohibition

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  • Supreme Court Will Not Review California Medical Marijuana Law

    Monday, May 18, 2009-The Supreme Court announced Monday it will not get involved in a dispute over California’s medical marijuana law. The case presented a direct conflict to the justices of California’s Compassionate Use Act which its detractors say contravenes federal laws prohibiting drug use. A California appeals court ruled last summer that the state’s…